Pre-nomination Cup betting a guide

With Melbourne Cup betting set to heat up after nominations are taken on August 3rd, an examination of pre-nomination markets indicates the likely favourites when all agencies open their markets in mid-August.

Currently, there are three open markets with Betstar, Sportingbet and Betfair.

Betstar and Sportingbet have VRC Oaks winner Faint Perfume, trained by the legendary Bart Cummings, as the early favourite.

Betfair have Ascot Gold Cup winner Rite of Passage as their favourite.

With news that the Japanese are likely to be seen in Australia (click here to read more), Jaguar Mail and Meiner Kitz are popular with punters.

Other popular horses include Sydney Cup winner Jessicabeel, imports Alandi and Above Average, the Lloyd Williams-owned Linton, the Cummings duo So You Think and Dariana and Dermot Weld’s mare Profound Beauty.

2009 winner Shocking is also well fancied as he strives to become only the fifth horse to win two Melbourne Cups, after Archer (1861, 1862), Rain Lover (1968, 1969), Think Big (1974, 1975) and Makybe Diva (2003, 2004, 2005).

Just Horse Racing and Melbourne Cup 2010 will be the leading sources of information for all things Melbourne Cup in 2010, from the first nominations on August 3rd through to the post-race aftermath on November 2nd.

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22 Jul 2010

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